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The distance between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu is 222 km. The most popular airlines for this route are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Firefly. Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu have 30 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo
FireflyFFMFYYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu takes around 0.78 hours.
What is the flight distance between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu?
The flight distance between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu is 222 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu?
Several carriers operate flights between Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sandakan?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sandakan and Kuching, Tawau, Miri, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kuala Terengganu, Denpasar, Alor Setar, Labuan, Penang, Manila, Bandar Seri Begawan, Johor Bahru, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket City, Makassar, Puerto Princesa, Kota Bharu, Lahad Datu.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Manila, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Miri, Melbourne, Tawau, Kota Bharu, Kuching, Lahad Datu, Penang, Cebu, Sibu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Sydney.
What airports are near Sandakan?
The main airport in Sandakan is Sandakan. It is also served by Tawau, Lahad Datu, Sandakan.
What airports are near Kota Kinabalu?
The main airport in Kota Kinabalu is Kota Kinabalu International. It is also served by Kota Kinabalu International, Limbang, Kudat, Lawas.
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